Dr Min Xia

Senior Lecturer in Advanced Manufacturing


Dr. Min Xia is currently a Senior Lecturer (tenured Associate Professor in U.S. system) in Advanced Manufacturing at the School of Engineering at Lancaster University. His research interests include intelligent machine condition monitoring, advanced manufacturing process monitoring and optimization, smart sensing, and smart manufacturing. He has led numerous research projects as PI or Co-I funded by Horizon 2020, Innovate UK, NSERC, Mitacs, etc., with total funding of more than £ 1.5m out of £10m. Dr. Xia has published more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences including top journals in mechatronics and industrial informatics, such as IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. He was recently ranked in the Top 2% of scientists in the world, based on the impact of their published works. He is a Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a Senior Member of IEEE.

As a renowned researcher in advanced manufacturing, mechatronics, and artificial intelligence applications, Dr. Xia is seating on the editorial board of many peer-review journals including:

  • Associate Editor: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (2021-)
  • Associate Editor: IET Intelligent Collaborative Manufacturing (2021-)
  • Associate Editor: Mechatronic Systems and Control (2020 -)
  • Topic Editor: Electronics (2020 -)
  • Junior Associate Editor: Unmanned Systems Technology (2020 -)
  • Guest Editor: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Special Section on “Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence for Product Life-cycle Management of Complex Equipment” (2021)
  • Guest Editor: Sensors, Special Issue on “Advances in Deep Learning for Intelligent Sensing Systems” (2021)
  • Lead Editor: Journal of Sensors, Special Issue on “Intelligent Sensing, Monitoring, and Optimization of Advanced Manufacturing Systems” (2021)
  • Guest Editor: Electronics, Special Issue on “Smart Sensing, Monitoring, and Control in Industry 4.0” (2021)
  • Guest Editor: Shock and Vibration, , Special Issue on “Advanced Condition Monitoring Methods of Mechanical Systems for Industry Applications” (2021)
  • Associate Editor: IEEE Access, Special Section on “Advances in Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing for Industry Applications” (2020)
  • Guest Editor: Shock and Vibration, Special Issue on “Intelligent Feature Learning Methods for Machine Condition Monitoring” (2020)
  • Guest Editor: Mechatronic systems and control, “Intelligent Control using Deep Learning and its Applications in Assistive Systems” (2020)
  • Guest Editor: Mobile Networks and Applications, Special Issue on “Cloud-assisted Cyber-Physical Systems for the Implementation of Industry 4.0” (2018)
  • Guest Editor: IEEE Access, Special Section on “Key Technologies for Smart Factory of Industry 4.0” (2017)
  • Special Session Organizer: ICSMD 2021, “Intelligent Process Monitoring and Optimization for Advanced Manufacturing Systems”
  • Special Session Organizer: ICSMD 2020, “Intelligent Sensing and Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing”
  • Special Session Organizer: IEEE ICUS 2020, “Intelligent Planning and Autonomous Control of Multiple Unmanned Systems”

Dr. Xia has led various prestigious international conferences as the general chair or committee chair including:

  • General Chair: 2021 IEEE 16th International Conference on Computer Science & Education, Lancaster, UK
  • Publication Co-Chair2022 6th International Conference on Machine Vision and Information Technology, Haikou
  • Publication Co-Chair2021 5th International Conference on Machine Vision and Information Technology, Auckland
  • Publication Co-Chair2020 IEEE15th International Conference on Computer Science & Education, Delft
  • Organizing Chair: 2019 IEEE 15th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, Vancouver
  • Organizing Chair: 2019 International Young Scientist Forum on Smart Manufacturing and AI, Taicang, China

Dr. Xia has been invited to deliver more than 30 talks at leading universities in the US, Canada, UK, and China, which acknowledged his expertise.

For the full list of publications, please visit:

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  • Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre
  • LIRA - Advanced Manufacturing